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    Really looking forward to this one, I love both...

    Really looking forward to this one, I love both actors.
  2. I like it too, it starts off with a couple of...

    I like it too, it starts off with a couple of rather average tracks IMO, but after that it's pretty solid.
  3. Paradise Bar should have been on the album, and...

    Paradise Bar should have been on the album, and Roadhouse Blues could have been the bonus track on the CD single.
  4. Ezrin made suggestions and contributions to the...

    Ezrin made suggestions and contributions to the lyrics, but if you watch the documentary about the making of that album, you'll see they were largely written by Ian Gillan.
  5. It's definitely Banks sharing lead vocals on The...

    It's definitely Banks sharing lead vocals on The Shepherd ("So they ride through a valley of mist...", etc.) Phillips mainly did backing vocals, although it's him singing "...now and forever" on Let...
  6. I really love Infinite (I agree about Roadhouse...

    I really love Infinite (I agree about Roadhouse Blues though). I had thought that if it was the last one, Birds Of Prey was a strong track to go out on. But I'm thrilled there is another one coming...
  7. DEEP PURPLE - new album "Whoosh!" late spring 2020

    ... this, according to the German magazine Rocks who have just run a story with new band (and Ezrin) interviews. Alleged song titles:

    Throw My Bones
    No Need to Shout
    Nothing At All
    The Long Way...
  8. You're right, some people can't. I can, though....

    You're right, some people can't. I can, though. For example, if someone said they prefer Illegal Alien to The Cinema Show (which would be a perfect example of them liking what I don't like), I would...
  9. Agreed. I see the LCD on an all too-common basis,...

    Agreed. I see the LCD on an all too-common basis, and they are not listening to anything as advanced as PG, or even PC. But I don't think we're dealing with somebody rational here. I'm just...
  10. Oh, was PG in charge of the whole band? Weird how...

    Oh, was PG in charge of the whole band? Weird how I never knew that after thirty-something years of following this band, and every interview response from all five members on the subject entirely...
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    Fantastic, and it's always been a favourite of...

    Fantastic, and it's always been a favourite of mine. And as time marches on, it becomes more and more touching.
  12. Thread: Birders

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    I've seen them, even in the city... but I've...

    I've seen them, even in the city... but I've never been very close, and I don't have one of those amazing cameras most of my fellow birders have, so the only photos I've managed have been pretty poor...
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    What's unseemly is for MT to bark and whine about...

    What's unseemly is for MT to bark and whine about such trivial matters in the Lyle Mays thread, and when zero attention is paid to him there, to march on over to this one and de-rail it with his...
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    Of all the ridiculous things to be concerned...

    Of all the ridiculous things to be concerned with. Typical, though. At least it took 11 pages this time.

    I believe I did initially post this in the Off Topic section, and it re-appeared in the...
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    I like it. Looking forward to the full album!

    I like it. Looking forward to the full album!
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    Yep, I've also seen my share of the beer-soaked,...

    Yep, I've also seen my share of the beer-soaked, classic rock FM-radio crowd at Tull shows. Yes as well - but then I gave up seeing them too. In some ways, I almost envy those people for being able...
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    Flute and acoustic guitar playing are just fine...

    Flute and acoustic guitar playing are just fine as well, no erosion in quality there. If he had allowed himself to evolve into a more instrumental artist in these advanced years, I would still be...
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    Season 3 of The Sinner starts tonight. Looking...

    Season 3 of The Sinner starts tonight. Looking forward to a new case!

    We have two episodes left of Succession - what a fantastic series.
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    My grandmother on my mother's side was born in...

    My grandmother on my mother's side was born in Liverpool, England in 1899 and died in Toronto in 2002. She had 13 children (3 of which she outlived), and never smoked or drank. But she was a proper...
  20. You've me second guessing now. :p I don't...

    You've me second guessing now. :p I don't remember seeing them in the credits, but it's not a CD I pull off the shelf very often. ;) I'll check later!
  21. No, but perhaps those relationships were a bit...

    No, but perhaps those relationships were a bit different to begin with. And although I'm not sure, I've wondered if there isn't some sort of issue between him and Cazenave. When I asked Ant about a...
  22. No, they didn't, I guess they were purposely...

    No, they didn't, I guess they were purposely keeping their solo stuff completely separate from the group activity, since it ran more or less simultaneously.

    Hackett wants to do an album with...
  23. OMG. :O

    OMG. :O
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    I love a good soundtrack/score. I'm not actually...

    I love a good soundtrack/score. I'm not actually familiar with Rabin's, but I have amassed a great wealth of film, TV and even modern video game music. Whenever I'm watching something where the music...
  25. Tony, Steve and Phil all chose at least one track...

    Tony, Steve and Phil all chose at least one track from their solo careers that they felt was overlooked, which explains choices like those. Pete and Mike went for the same old obvious picks. I still...
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    I'm pretty sure Replay x3 is OOP now, glad I got...

    I'm pretty sure Replay x3 is OOP now, glad I got that one when it came out. (It's Exit Stage Left, Grace Under Pressure, A Show Of Hands DVDs with 5.1 mixes as well as a bonus CD of the Grace Under...
  27. I'd guess Seasons End or Holidays In Eden will...

    I'd guess Seasons End or Holidays In Eden will come next.
  28. Well, you're right, and nobody really can help...

    Well, you're right, and nobody really can help anyway with a situation like this. My brother and I have decided to wait until tomorrow to tell him, so that he at least does not have to hear the news...
  29. :( I'm sorry to hear it. In a few days, my mom...

    :( I'm sorry to hear it. In a few days, my mom will have been gone 27 years. Sometimes I almost forget her face and what her voice sounded like. Isn't that awful? :(

    My Dad turns 83 tomorrow. He...
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    My review of the new release from Quel Che Disse...

    My review of the new release from Quel Che Disse Il Tuono is up! Features Cellar Noise and ex-Unreal City members. :cool
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  31. Ugh. I hated all those talking heads. You've got...

    Ugh. I hated all those talking heads. You've got all five members together in a room talking about their history, and you edit that down to a few minutes so we can hear from a bunch of people nobody...
  32. I know, and I've always had trouble believing...

    I know, and I've always had trouble believing that's the case. Rutherford surely knew that his million-selling albums would be represented, and that Steve's career would hardly feature prominently....
  33. Absolutely, that was ridiculous, and sadly there...

    Absolutely, that was ridiculous, and sadly there are always short-sighted people who think that was somehow the band's decision. Steve has said that Phil e-mailed him to express his disappointment...
  34. I do understand what you are saying, but there's...

    I do understand what you are saying, but there's just no way they would do the kind of 'deep cuts' set list you'd want, nor would they mix Hackett in with the trio-era songs. Of course, I don't...
  35. That isn't at all what we were discussing.

    That isn't at all what we were discussing.
  36. I know. People don't like to hear the truth, and...

    I know. People don't like to hear the truth, and they don't like that their "Why doesn't the band do what I want them to do" scenarios are in fact ludicrous. So we get the "Wow, why is everyone so...
  37. So, bring Hackett back (to tens of thousands of...

    So, bring Hackett back (to tens of thousands of audience members saying 'Who?'), try to somehow make that band dynamic work again for the first time in over 40 years, and force him to play Invisible...
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    ^^^ That Billy Sheehan video reminds me of a...

    ^^^ That Billy Sheehan video reminds me of a funny quote I heard from Paul Gilbert in a DVD commentary, where he talks about Mr. Big touring with Rush, and someone suggesting on the final night of...
  39. Collins seems to quite like a lot of the old...

    Collins seems to quite like a lot of the old material, but my guess is that he wouldn't think they should play too much of it.

    Rutherford indeed thinks they are "A bit busy. These are period...
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    Since the arrival of Meat Light, I never play the...

    Since the arrival of Meat Light, I never play the old Uncle Meat CD in the fatboy case... but I can't bear to part with it!
  41. Absolutely. We could be wrong, but I just feel...

    Absolutely. We could be wrong, but I just feel the time has passed. And speaking for myself, I didn't even bother with the 2007 reunion when they were in their late 50s. I certainly wouldn't bother...
  42. It never ceases to amaze me what an unrealistic...

    It never ceases to amaze me what an unrealistic and inflated view the prog crowd has of their share of the audience. The vast majority of people buying tickets to see a Genesis reunion tour want to...
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    For anyone who has never heard this, the demo...

    For anyone who has never heard this, the demo album from Neil's first band J.R. Flood. 18 year-old Neil bashing away... you can hear him speaking at 28:12 too.

    ...
  44. LMAO! :D In all seriousness, I can't imagine...

    LMAO! :D

    In all seriousness, I can't imagine Tony Banks enjoying a basketball game, somehow.
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    Clockwork Angels Tour is a cool set list, with...

    Clockwork Angels Tour is a cool set list, with the first set mostly from the 80s synth period, including several deep cuts they dusted off. Rush In Rio is a very energetic one. R40 is a cool trip in...
  46. Jeez, now there's footage online of him showing...

    Jeez, now there's footage online of him showing up to rehearsal and being turned away by hired security. It's all very tabloid-ish and ugly. Especially after watching so much about Rush these past...
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    The Orchestral Favorites set is fantastic! ...

    The Orchestral Favorites set is fantastic!

    Man, I spun disc 3 of Lumpy Money yesterday again. What a gem that one is. That one and Meat Light are two of the best project releases IMO.
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    For sure. There isn't a 'skipper' track on that...

    For sure. There isn't a 'skipper' track on that album for me. (Well, there rarely is with Rush anyway, but there are a small handful of them following this album.)

    This was also the first CD I...
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    I love Presto. I have such fond memories of it......

    I love Presto. I have such fond memories of it... I had only just turned 17, and it was the first new studio album to be released after I had become a major fan (A Show Of Hands was the first new...
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    Duke: The best sounding version I have is the...

    Duke: The best sounding version I have is the 1983 Charisma pressing (before they joined with Virgin), with the 'yellow rays' design. It's the very first CD version.
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    Oh dear. :( :( :( When he broke down, it really...

    Oh dear. :( :( :( When he broke down, it really hit me. Poor guy. Such a sad day.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuIjoTkaAps
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvrrw6N0ASM&featur...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvrrw6N0ASM&feature=youtu.be
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    Always loved him and Palin as the mafia goons...

    Always loved him and Palin as the mafia goons trying to intimidate Graham Chapman as the colonel:

    "You've got a nice army base here, colonel... be a shame if something were to 'appen to it. Cuz...
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    R.I.P. Terry Jones

    Died last night at 77 from dementia. :(

    https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-51209197

    I found him extremely funny and extremely clever in and out of Monty Python. His best pal Michael...
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    For anyone who hasn't seen this (and I expect...

    For anyone who hasn't seen this (and I expect that's quite a few of you), this is a great documentary that was shown here on Canada Day (July 1) in 2002. Some of the footage will look familiar, but...
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    Yes, Curb was quite good. :)

    Yes, Curb was quite good. :)
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    This, x ten trillion. ;) :cool

    This, x ten trillion. ;) :cool
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    I enjoyed the Power Windows link as well. I love...

    I enjoyed the Power Windows link as well. I love that album!
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    For me, it's more about the annoying nature of...

    For me, it's more about the annoying nature of Flo & Eddie and the way they sang those words, rather than what the words themselves are. The section where they are listing the California cities is...
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    Yes, those are the Virgin/Charisma pressings with...

    Yes, those are the Virgin/Charisma pressings with the cropped cover art. There is a second set with Selling England and The Lamb, and also a PG solo set (first four, I think).
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